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Movies of 1965


Lee Marvin drunk shooting and on a horse!


Academy Awards 1965



Picture: "THE SOUND OF MUSIC", "Darling", "Doctor Zhivago", "Ship of Fools", "A Thousand Clowns"




lee marvin horse

Actor: LEE MARVIN in "Cat Ballou", Richard Burton in "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold", Laurence Olivier in "Othello", Rod Steiger in "The Pawnbroker", Oskar Werner in "Ship of Fools"

Actress: JULIE CHRISTIE in "Darling", Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music", Samantha Eggar in "The Collector", Elizabeth Hartman in "A Patch of Blue", Simone Signoret in "Ship of Fools"

Supporting Actor: MARTIN BALSAM in "A Thousand Clowns", Ian Bannen in "The Flight of the Phoenix", Tom Courtenay in "Doctor Zhivago", Michael Dunn in "Ship of Fools", Frank Finlay in "Othello"

Supporting Actress: SHELLEY WINTERS in "A Patch of Blue", Ruth Gordon in "Inside Daisy Clover", Joyce Redman in "Othello", Maggie Smith in "Othello", Peggy Wood in "The Sound of Music"

Director: ROBERT WISE for "The Sound of Music", David Lean for "Doctor Zhivago", John Schlesinger for "Darling", Hiroshi Teshigahara for "Woman in the Dunes", William Wyler for "The Collector"


Best Foreign Language Film: The Shop on Main Street


shop on Main Street

Directed by
Ján Kadár and starring Ida Kamińska and Jozef Kroner. A Black & White Czechoslovakia film with sub titles takes a surreal journey though the lives of an old Jewish woman and a Nazi collaborator as a small Chech town rounds up Jews for the Holocaust. A very very good movie.



Top Box Office 1965


whats new pussycat



What's New Pussycat? - First screenplay and movie role by Woody Allan. A romantic comedy starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss and
Ursula Andress.





The Sandpiper

The Sound of Music
Mary Poppins
My Fair Lady
Father Goose


New Movies 1965



The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Pawnbroker

Ship of Fools

The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Sons of Katie Elder

The Greatest Story Ever Told
Boeing Boeing
Bunny Lake Is Missing
The Collector
The Family Jewels (Jerry Lewis)
The Flight of the Phoenix
Girl Happy
The Great Race
Juliet of the Spirits
Life at the Top
The Rounders
Ship of Fools
That Darn Cat!
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
The Train


More on each new movie of 1965 at Wikipedia


Entertainment News 1965


woody allen 1965What's New Pussycat began as a project by Warren Beatty. In fact the name of the movie was from how he answered the phone at the time. The studio hired newcomer Woody Allen to write the screenplay which reduced Beatty's role and enhanced Allen's. The studio sided with the far funnier script from Woody Allen causing Beatty to leave the project in a huff. 40 years later the two still do not speak.



Good Movies 1965



doctor Zhivago 1965Doctor Zhivago - Following the success of Lawarce of Arabia, Director David Lean creates another big movie for the big screen. From the novel by Boris Pasternak starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger and Alec Guinness.




patch of blue 1965A Patch of Blue - Produced, written and directed by Guy Green. Starring Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman and Shelly Winters who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the nasty racist mother in this interacial love story. The scene of Poitier and Hartman kissing was taken out of the movie when it played in theaters in the Southern United States.




the pawnbroker rod steiger 1965The Pawnbroker - Sidney Lumet directs Rod Steiger as a New York pawn broker gone sour as a survivor of the Holocaust. The first major movie to deal with that Nazi Horror in an unsantized way. Steiger should have won the Oscar.



thunderball 1965


Thunderball - The fourth Bond film had no celebrity leading lady and no great song but its water oriented special effects made it the biggest Bond film thus far. Starring Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi and Luciana Paluzzi.







for a few dollars more 1965For a Few Dollars More - The second of Sergio Leone's "Dollar" spaghetti western trilogy. Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè and Klaus Kinski. Like the previous movie, Fistfull of Dollars it did not appear in America until 1967.



a thousand clowns 1965


A Thousand Clowns - Jason Robards plays Murry the man-child comedy writer, child actor Barry Gordon plays the adult role, Barbra Harris is the love interest and Martin Balsam wins an Academy Award as the sensible big brother.




B Movies 1965



Invasion of Astro-Monster - Godzilla saves us from monsters from outerspace. Starring Nick Adams and Happy Feet Godzilla!




dr terror 1965Dr. Terror's House of Horrors - The first of Milton Subotsky "portmanteau films" starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The series went on with Torture Garden (1967), The House That Dripped Blood (1970), Asylum (1972), Tales from the Crypt (1972), The Vault of Horror (film) (1973), From Beyond the Grave (1973) and Tales That Witness Madness (1974).



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Dr. Who and the Daleks

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